9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Quito
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  5​h
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Salinas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Montreal

1
night
Quito

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Quito journey tool .

Montreal, Canada to Quito is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

2
nights
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, don't miss a visit to Malecon de Puerto Ayora, then look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, and finally make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, make a trip to Columpio Magico, and then identify plant and animal life at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in December; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 32°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

1
night
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, then don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, then don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and finally browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

La Loberia
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

2
nights
Salinas

Salinas ©
The coastal city of Salinas is the westernmost city on mainland Ecuador and a leading tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa de Chipipe, identify plant and animal life at La Loberia, and then take in the waterfront at Malecón Salinas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Emperatriz de Santa Elena, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Ballenas, then get outside with La Chocolatera, and finally examine the collection at Museo Salinas Siglo XXI.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salinas trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Salinas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Salinas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Salinas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Catedral de Emperatriz de Santa Elena
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Chipipe ©
Playa de Chipipe
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
La Chocolatera ©
La Chocolatera

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 3rd (Fri), take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, wander the streets of Las Penas, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, and finally appreciate the history behind Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Guayaquil online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Salinas to Guayaquil by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Salinas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

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